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Jack Valenti's Congressional testimony.
For those who are interested, here is a
transcript of MPAA CEO Jack Valenti's testimony to a U.S. House
subcommittee. He whines at length about the problems of piracy, but does
not actually come out asking for the CBDTPA. "Then there is the
mysterious magic of being able, with a simple click of a mouse, to send a
full-length movie hurtling with the speed of light (186,000 miles per
second) to any part of this wracked and weary old planet. It is that
uncomprehending fact of digital life that disturbs the sleep of the
entire U.S. film industry."
Petition supporting free software in Italian
The Associazione Software Libero and the Italian Linux Society have launched a
call for signatures in support of a proposed law which would require
the adoption of free software and document formats in the Italian
government. They want real signatures - there is a PDF file to be
downloaded, printed, signed, and sent to the Associazione in Florence.
It's all in Italian, of course.
HP Receives Top Ranking from D.H. Brown for
Leadership in Linux and Open Source; HP Also Unveils Linux and Open Source
Book Series Authored by HP Experts. Hewlett-Packard Company announced
that in a comparison of Linux strategies by top IT vendors, HP's was
deemed the most clearly communicated for customers and the industry,
according to a new research report issued by D.H. Brown Associates,
Inc. HP also unveiled a series of books authored by executives from HP
Labs and HP's Linux organizations to further the education, research,
adoption and development of Linux, Itanium and open source.
A new PostgreSQL book in the works. No Starch Press has announced the
forthcoming availability of PostgreSQL: An Introduction to Software
Engineering, to be published in cooperation with PostgreSQL, Inc.
PHP and MySQL: the Building Blocks of Successful
Web Database Applications. O'Reilly announced the release of "Web
Database Applications with PHP & MySQL", by Hugh E. Williams and David
Transgaming Technologies unleashes WineX 2.0. Transgaming Technologies has announced the
release of WineX 2.0, which allows over 80 Windows games to be played on
Linux. Downloads are only available to subscribers, who must pay a $5
VA Software Introduces SourceForge Enterprise
Edition 3.1; Features Broader Enterprise Integration, Enhanced Project
Administration, New User Interface.
VA Software Corp. announced
SourceForge(TM) Enterprise Edition 3.1, the latest version of its
Linux Stock Index for April 19 to April 24, 2002.
LSI at closing on April 19, 2002 ... 25.23
LSI at closing on April 24, 2002 ... 23.99
The high for the week was 25.23
The low for the week was 23.89
Open Source Products
Distributions and Bundled Products
Proprietary Products for Linux
- Alatek Inc. (LAS VEGAS):
Alatek Inc. Announces New LINUX Hardware Accelerator Speeds HDL Simulators.
- Altera Corporation (SAN JOSE, Calif.):
Altera's Quartus II Design Software Supports PLD Industry's First Native Linux Port.
- Digex, Incorporated (LAUREL, Md.):
Digex Expands Platform Choice With Introduction of Managed Linux.
- Etnus (NATICK, Mass.):
Linux Growth Spurs Software Development Tool Sales; Etnus Reports Record TotalView Sales on Linux Platform.
- iMimic Networking (HOUSTON):
iMimic Networking Announces Software License Agreement with Storigen Systems.
- Portal Software, Inc. (CUPERTINO, Calif.):
Portal and IBM Deepen Relationship with New Product Offering and Strategic Plans.
- SWsoft, Inc. (S. SAN FRANCISCO, Calif.):
SWsoft Announces First-Ever Server Consolidation Appliance Line 'Magnum-SC'.
- SYSI GmbH Software Systeme (Nuernberg, Germany):
Project Management Software AUX RDP for Linux.
- Trolltech (SANTA CLARA, Calif. and OSLO, Norway):
Trolltech Debuts Teambuilder, Speeds Compilation Tasks for Linux Developers.
Linux PC Hardware
Products and Services Using Linux
Products With Linux Versions
- Baltimore Technologies (LONDON):
Baltimore Introduces The First Commercially Available Implementation of SAML-based Services for Online Partnerships With SelectAccess 5.0.
- Check Point Software Technologies (ANAHEIM, Calif.):
Check Point Delivers Groundbreaking Price/Performance With New VPN-1/FireWall-1 XL Performance Pack.
- Command Prompt, Inc. ():
Command Prompt offers VAR program for Mammoth.
- Computer Associates International, Inc. (ISLANDIA, N.Y.):
CA Delivers First-Day Support for IBM's z/OS 1.3 and New z/OS.e eBusiness Operating System.
- Cybermation Inc. (TORONTO):
Cybermation Introduces Integrated Enterprise Software Change Management Solution; ESP Alchemist 5.1 provides a single point of control for all platforms.
- HNC Software Inc. (SAN DIEGO):
Newest Release of Blaze Advisor From HNC Enhances Cross-Platform Rules Management Technology; Business Rules Software Upgraded for Java, .NET, COM+, Linux and Web Services.
- Integrated Research Ltd (DENVER):
Integrated Research Ships PROGNOSIS 7.06; Leading Systems and Application Management Solution Features Innovative e-Business Infrastructure Management Functionality.
- Intel Corporation (SANTA CLARA, Calif.):
Technical Bulletin -- Intel Compilers Expand Operating System Support, Add New Optimization Benefits.
- PTSC (Patriot Scientific) (SAN DIEGO):
PTSC Provides Downloadable IGNITE Processor.
- QLogic (ALISO VIEJO, Calif.):
QLogic Fibre Channel Adapters Native To Major Operating Systems; SANblade Family Only Fibre Channel Adapters Native To Windows, NetWare, Solaris and Linux.
- Tality Corporation (SAN JOSE, Calif.):
Tality Delivers Java-based Multimedia Home Platform Solution On IBM Set-top Box Chipsets; Solution Accelerates Adoption For Interactive Home Media Applications.
- Touch International (LUXEMBOURG, Germany & AUSTIN, Texas):
Touch International Launches Curved, Resistive Drop-In Replacement Touchscreens; Market Demand for CRTs Remains Strong.
- Trolltech (SANTA CLARA, Calif. and OSLO, Norway):
Trolltech's New ActiveQt Speeds and Simplifies Creation of ActiveX Controls.
Linux At Work
Books & Documentation
Personnel & New Offices
Section Editor: Rebecca Sobol.
April 25, 2002